House & Senate Student Access & College Cost

HEA Reauthorization Proposals

 

House Bills Introduced

 

H.R. 4108 – Jump Start on College Act

Topic: Student Access and College Cost

Introduced by Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-NY)

A bill to increase the percentage of students who complete a recognized postsecondary credential within 100 percent of the normal time for the completion of such credential, including low-income students and students from other populations that are underrepresented in higher education.

 

H.R. 4089 –

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Bill Foster (D-IL)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize certain students in retain financial aid eligibility while completing a drug rehabilitation program.

 

H.R. 4083 –

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Ben McAdams (D-UT)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to support innovative, evidence-based approaches that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of postsecondary education for all students, to allow pay for success initiatives, and to provide additional evaluation authority.

 

H.R. 3950 – Remedial Education Improvement Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Donald Norcross (D-NJ)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish a grant program for the improvement of remedial education programs at institutions of higher education.

 

H.R. 3893 – TBD

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Josh Harder (D-CA)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to establish a program that awards grants to State coalitions that build or expand career pathways programs in schools within the State, and to direct the Secretary of Education to establish a program that awards grants to eligible agencies to carry out career pathways programs.

 

H.R. 3892 – TBD

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Josh Harder (D-CA)

A bill to amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to award competitive grants for the purpose of developing, offering, improving, and providing educational or career pathway programs for workers.

 

H.R. 3891 – Making Education Affordable and Accessible Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Josh Harder (D-CA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to make college affordable and accessible by providing grant assistance for dual and concurrent high school/postsecondary education programs for credit.

 

H.R. 3809 – College Student Hunger Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Al Lawson (D-FL)

A bill to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to expand the eligibility of students to participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

 

H.R. 3743 – Supporting Transparency to Overcome Poverty and Campus Hunger Act (STOP Campus Hunger Act)

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require that certain information with respect to nutrition assistance programs be annually disclosed.

 

H.R. 3718 – Closing the College Hunger Gap Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Jahana Hayes (D-CT)

A bill to address food and housing insecurity on college campuses.

 

H.R. 3503 – Passport Assistance for Disadvantaged Students Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Johnson (D-TX)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to carry out a pilot program to make grants to institutions of higher education to pay the costs of obtaining a United States passport necessary for certain students to participate in a study abroad program.

 

HR 3472 – College for All Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to ensure college for all.

 

H.R. 3422 – Competency-Based Education Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Glenn Grothman (R-WI)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to clarify competency-based education.

 

H.R. 3391 – To Offer Refugees College Help Act (TORCH Act)

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for in-State tuition rates for refugees and asylees.

 

H.R. 3336 – Demonstrating that Empowerment Makes Opportunities Act (DEMO Act)

Topic: Student Access & College Cost/Allied Health Education Programs

Introduced by Representative Danny Davis (D-IL)

A bill to provide grants for the conduct of demonstration projects designed to provide education and training for eligible individuals with an arrest or conviction record to enter and follow a career pathway in the health professions through occupations that pay well and are expected to experience a labor shortage or be in high demand, under the health profession opportunity grant program under section 2008 of the Social Security Act

 

H.R. 3119 – Biliteracy Education Seal and Teaching Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Julia Brownley (D-CA)

A bill to award grants to States to establish or improve, and carry out a Seal of Biliteracy program to recognize high-level student proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in both English and a second language.

 

H.R. 2966 – Fostering Success in Higher Education Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide formula grants to States to improve higher education opportunities for foster youth and homeless youth.

 

H.R. 2920 – Community College to Career Fund in Higher Education Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost and Community College Incentives

Introduced by Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to support community college and industry partnerships.

 

H.R. 2768 – Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO)

A bill to amend the General Education Provisions Act to allow the release of education records to facilitate the award of a recognized postsecondary credential.

 

H.R. 2632 – CCAMPIS Reauthorization Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Katherine Clark (D-MA)

A bill to reauthorize the Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program under the Higher Education Act of 1965.

 

H.R. 2465 – Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa College Access Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish a program that enables college-bound residents of the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa to have greater choices among institutions of higher education.

 

H.R. 2107 – Affordable College Textbook Act

Topic:  Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO)

To expand the use of open textbooks in order to achieve savings for students and improve textbook price information.

 

H.R. 2036 – NCAA Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Al Lawson Jr. (D-FL)

A bill to provide protections for amateur and professional athletes

 

H.R. 2036 – NCAA Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Al Lawson Jr. (D-FL)

A bill to provide protections for amateur and professional athletes

 

H.R. 1810 – Kids to College Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Mark Green (R-TX)

A bill to provide the legal framework and income tax treatment necessary for the growth of innovative private financing options.

 

H.R. 1724 – Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Katherine Clark (D-MA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve the financial aid process for homeless and foster care youth.

 

H.R. 1571 – Debt-Free College Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Mark Pocan

A bill to establish State-Federal partnerships to provide students the opportunity to attain higher education at in-State public institutions of higher education without debt, to provide Federal Pell Grant eligibility to DREAMer students, to repeal suspension of eligibility under the Higher Education Act of 1965 for drug-related offenses.

 

H.R. 1298 – Higher Education Dream Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative John Lewis (D-GA)

A bill to prohibit discrimination in higher education against certain undocumented students on the basis of immigration status.

 

H.R. 1190 – No Title

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ)

A bill to prohibit an alien who is not in a lawful immigration status in the United States from being eligible for postsecondary education benefits that are not available to all citizens and nationals of the United States.

 

H.R. 768 – No Funding for Sanctuary Campuses Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA)

A bill to amend title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to prohibit the provision of funds under such title to institutions of higher education that violate the immigration laws.

 

H.R. 516 – Ending Sanctuary Cities Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Glenn Grothman (R-WI)

A bill to make any city or county that has in effect any law or ordinance that is in violation of Federal immigration law ineligible for any Federal grant.

 

H.R. 404 – United States Territories College Access Act

Topic: Minority Serving Institutions Incentives/Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Stacey Plaskett (D-VI)

A bill to establish a program that enables college-bound residents of outlying areas of the United States to have greater choices among institutions of higher education.

 

Senate Bills Introduced

 

S. 2395 – Jumpstart on College Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Edward Markey (D-MA)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to support early college high schools and dual or concurrent enrollment programs.

 

S. 2225 – Basic Assistance for Students In College Act (BASIC Act)

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)

A bill to provide for the basic needs of students at institutions of higher education.

 

S. 2110 – Closing the College Hunger Gap Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT)

A bill to address food and housing insecurity on college campuses.

 

S. 1947 – No Title

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to ensure college for all.

 

S. 1704 – Success in the Middle Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, (D-RI)

A bill to provide grants to States to ensure that all students in the middle grades are taught an academically rigorous curriculum with effective supports so that students complete the middle grades prepared for success in secondary school and postsecondary endeavors, to improve State and local educational agency policies and program relating to the academic achievement of students in the middle grades, to develop and implement effective middle grades models for struggling students.

 

S. 1650 – Fostering Success in Higher Education Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Robert Casey Jr. (D-PA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide formula grants to States to improve higher education opportunities for foster youth and homeless youth.

 

S. 1516 – Promoting Readiness in Education to Prevent Additional Remediation and Expense Act (PREPARE Act)

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Doug Jones (D-AL)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to strengthen the future workforce and reduce the cost of postsecondary education by reducing rates of postsecondary remediation.

 

S. 1403 – Expanding On-Campus Child Care to Help Student Parents Succeed Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

A bill to amend the Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program under the Higher Education Act of 1965.

 

S. 1338 – Beyond the Box for Higher Education Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to issue guidance and recommendations for institutions of higher education on removing criminal and juvenile justice questions from their application for admissions process.

 

S. 1059 – Fund for Innovation and Success in Higher Education Act (FINISH Act)

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Todd Young (R-IN)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to support innovative, evidence-based approaches that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of postsecondary education for all students, to allow pay for success initiatives, to provide additional evaluation authority.

 

S. 1036 – Affordable College Textbook Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Richard Durbin

A bill to expand the use of open textbooks in order to achieve savings for students and improve textbook price information.

 

S. 943 – College Equity Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI)

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide capacity-building assistance to institutions of higher education to examine and address inequities in college student access and success.

 

S. 789 – Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve the financial aid process for homeless and foster care youth.

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